ISPCC launch anti-bullying National Day of Action 2013
Next month the ISPCC is launching the ISPCC Shield Campaign to protect children from bullying.
As part of the campaign the ISPCC will be holding a ‘National Day of Action’ on Friday, March 8 where we are calling for over 1,000 people to get out into their communities to sell the ISPCC Shield Pin and help us spread the message that bullying is not acceptable and needs to stop.
Recent statistics and the volume of calls to Childline illustrate the breadth of this issue and the impact that it can have on young people’s lives. It can be very difficult to talk about but some brave young people who contacted Childline for support have described their experiences; “I’m so scared I don’t know what to do” and “I feel completely isolated.”
Bullying can have devastating long term consequences with some adults who experienced bullying in their teens having higher levels of depression and poorer self-esteem than other adults. Ongoing bullying and harassment can have harmful, and sometimes fatal, effects. The tragic deaths of teenagers in 2012 linked to cyberbullying shows us that bullying is becoming a life-threatening issue and it’s up to us as parents, teachers, communities and governing bodies to start protecting these vulnerable children.
Ann-Marie Burke of the ISPCC said, “The ISPCC Shield is a symbol of child protection and funds raised from the ‘National Day of Action’ on Friday March 8th will be used to fund a range of services dealing with bullying and the social isolation, intimidation and neglect that result from this issue. We are looking to supporters, communities, workplaces and everyone who believes children need to be protected to join us on Friday March 8th and make a real difference in the life of a child.”
To get involved in the ‘National Day of Action’ please contact the ISPCC on 1850504050, email email@example.com or log on to www.ispcc.ie/shield
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